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  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance
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Full Job Description

The Health Services Agency (HSA) is looking for a Senior Physican Assistant who is passionate about working with patients in a clinic setting, detail oriented, has excellent communication skills and who can work well under pressure. We currently have full time openings in our clinics located throughout Modesto, CA.

The position provides a variety of primary diagnostic and medical care services under the direction of a Physician. Positions in this class are characterized by the responsibility for performing basic diagnostic, treatment, rehabilitative and supportive services and functions as a member of the primary health care or emergency medical team. This leadership position is distinguished from the entry-level Physician Assistant by the greater independence and expertise in job performance and by the progressive increase in quantity and quality of work performed. The Senior Physician Assistant also must achieve the full confidence and trust of the Primary Care Physician. This position is subject to overtime, standby, and callback assignments and performs related duties as required.


  • Secure a comprehensive patient health history and performs physical examinations;
  • Recognize and evaluate medical problems which call for immediate attention by, or referral to, a Physician or clinic provider;
  • Perform, or may order performed for the patient, laboratory and diagnostic procedures;
  • Draw blood and collects specimens as indicated for additional tests;
  • Assist the Primary Care Physician in providing services to patients requiring continuing care, including the review of treatment and therapy plans;
  • Perform routine therapeutic procedures;
  • Develop diagnoses, records and present pertinent data to the collaborating Physician;
  • Collaborate with the Attending Primary Care Physician in ordering drugs and supplies, maintaining patient records and equipment;
  • Facilitate the Primary Care Physician’s referral of patients to the appropriate health facilities or other community resource;
  • Instruct and counsel patients in matters pertaining to their physical and mental health;
  • Define and treat mild psychiatric disorders and refers cases to psychologists, psychiatrists, or other mental health workers for further evaluation;
  • Observe and record patient progress, update and summarize charts;
  • Screen daily, on a rotational basis, clinical laboratory reports for emergent abnormalities; and
  • Collaborate with physicians and other members of the health care team in providing care and acts as a consultant to their nursing staff in the area of specialization.


  • Diagnose, treat and refer patients with abnormal health conditions;
  • Communicate orally and prepare clear, concise, written reports sufficient to explain diagnosis, patient history and follow up;
  • Practice basic diagnostic procedures, as a medical examiner, under supervision;
  • Facilitate the Primary Care Physician’s referral of patients;
  • Assist in planning orientation for new Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants and review annually;
  • Use thermometers, stethoscopes, blood pressure devices and small medical instruments;
  • Assure compliance with policies and procedures and standards of care; and
  • Investigate and attempt to resolve complaints following departmental and County policy.


  • Routine diagnostic and treatment techniques used in practicing primary care medicine;
  • Ethics and laws under which medicine is practiced;
  • Socioeconomic principles of medicine; and
  • Roles and responsibilities of community health care agencies and health professionals.



  • Completion of a Primary Care Physicians Assistant Training Program approved by the State Board of Medical Quality Assurance and possession of a certificate or letter of approval to practice as a Physician Assistant by the State Board of Medical Quality; AND
  • Possession of at least one (1) year of increasingly responsible experience as a Physician Assistant.

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Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $115,024.00 – $139,817.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Healthcare setting:

  • Clinic
  • Outpatient

Medical specialties:

  • Pediatrics
  • Primary Care
  • Urgent Care


  • Day shift
  • Evening shift

Ability to Relocate:

  • Modesto, CA: Relocate with an employer provided relocation package (Required)

Work Location: In person